Today Montgomery County officials announced that there were 145 new positive test results for the Coronavirus in the county since yesterday and the new overall total is 1,134.
Of the 1,134 approximately 250 patients are hospitalized and approximately 70 are on a ventilator.
It was also announced that the county’s testing site at Temple’s Ambler campus will close on April 10th. The rate of positive results has grown from 13% to 21% positive over the past couple of weeks. County Commissioner Dr. Val Arkoosh said this jump was expected.
The death total has also climbed to 27. The family latest victims are:
- an 80-year-old male in Lower Moreland Township
- a 78-year-old male in Lower Moreland Township
- a 61-year-old female in Lower Moreland Township
- an 84-year-old male in Lower Merion Township
- an 87-year-old female in Lower Merion Township
Four of the victims died in the hospital with underlying conditions. None of the victims are believed to be connected to other victims.
The latest numbers locally are:
- Conshohocken is at 10 cases, which is one more than yesterday
- Whitemarsh is at 33 cases, which is two more than yesterday
- Plymouth is at 30 cases, which is six more than yesterday
- West Conshohocken continues to have zero cases
You can view today’s press conference here:
The latest data from the county can be found here.